High-performance controller option for Nintendo Switch.

I love playing the Nintendo Switch. One of my favorite features of the gaming device is the option to be able to connect it to an external monitor. It’s a great feature and really sets it apart from past handheld gaming devices. The only thing I don’t really like about that feature is the use of the JoyCons as the controllers. They are convenient and they work just fine, but they are a little unruly since they don’t feel like a ‘real’ controller. That’s why I like the Wireless Nintendo Switch Controller by HEYSTOP.

DETAILS

The Wireless Nintendo Switch Controller is a high-performance option that connects via Bluetooth to gaming systems. This pro controller supports the motion-sensing function through a built-in gyro for accurate gaming experience and the dual-motor gives you a shocking sense while you play. The controller has a built-in battery (380 mAh) that can provide 5-6 hours of continuous game time. Users can enjoy up to 8 meters (26+ feet) of wireless gaming distance. No driver or special software is required for gameplay and the controller features one-key connection mode for ease of handling. While the controller was designed for use with the Nintendo Switch, there is an option to connect to PC with a type-C cable.

MAIN FEATURES

Dual-shock motor
Built-in Battery: 380 mAh
Fast-charging with Type-C connection
Compatible with Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite (not compatible with mobile phones)
Standard buttons for switch controller: X-Y-A-B keys, 360º slide joysticks, R/L bumpers and triggers, D-pad
Turbo activation mode
Package Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.8 x 2.6 inches
Weight: 11.7 ounces

USER EXPERIENCE

The HEYSTOP controller comes in a simple box. It is branded with white, black, and red colors and shows an image of the controller on the front of the box. There are instructions for use on the back of the box and some descriptions included of the LED statuses and operating parameters. A multilingual user guide is included with the controller, but the one I received seems to have some quality control issues. It seems as though the alignment was off when the paper was cut and put together because the top of the pages are cropped short and cut off some of the headings. While this isn’t a major problem, it is something that caused me to pause and look at the quality of the actual controller a little more closely.

The controller is very lightweight. The design of it feels like a standard gaming console controller and the layout is very similar to a PlayStation or Xbox controller, which most gamers are familiar with. Even though it’s so lightweight, the controller feels solid. It’s built well because the layout is familiar, it was easy to start playing right away when I connected it to the Switch. The start up process is easy, but I do recommend you charge the controller prior to connecting to the Switch and beginning to play. Out of the box, I had some issues with the controller wanting to stay powered up while I was attempting to connect to the Switch and I found that to be because it was so low on power.

Once I found the correct menu on the Switch, the controller talked to the gaming device effortlessly. I turned on Arcade Archives and played a few rounds of Super Mario Bros. I was able to navigate the game as if I were playing the original NES gaming console. The controller was quite responsive and felt good in my hands. The D-pad has a ‘click’ feeling to it, which at times makes it feel as though it might break apart if it’s pressed too hard. I never had any problems with the controller disconnecting once it was connected and it remained responsive the entire time I was playing.

CONCLUSION

I think the HEYSTOP Wireless Controller for the Nintendo Switch is a solid choice for enjoyable gameplay. Since the controller is being offered for $24 (at the time of publishing), it’s a more affordable option than additional JoyCons. I can recommend this controller as an add-on accessory for any Nintendo Switch fan.

For more information, visit heystop-store.com.